I got these needles and many others, including lots of yarn from a mom I met when my daughter was horse back riding, which helped a lot with her anxiety. The mom brought in a huge garbage bag of many, many different types of yarn. I was humbled. She said she had arthritis and could no longer knit. I felt so sad for her and I could tell that by giving me that bag, that she was ready to stop staring at her stash in sadness.
I think of her every time I use any of that yarn or a pair of cool knitting needles. Oh, by the way, this is a beanie that I sorta made up as I went along. I used the yarn I got in a Darn Good Yarn monthly yarn box subscription. I think it was silk and recycled plastic. The pattern for that month was a little knit pouch, but I didn't really want to do that, so I started this beanie. The purple is Caron Simply Soft by Yarnspirations. Yes, an interesting combo, but it just may work!!